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Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

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Believe it... And You Will Become It.

Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Katy Perry ... What do they have in common?

They, like many other successful celebs, all use the power of visualization to achieve their goals. Visualization works because you are telling the universe (and yourself) what you want to achieve and giving your brain an opportunity to open up to a new way of thinking - altering your mindset and creating a new mental door for you to glide through (and grab your check). #winning

The latest in our fun + fab events, Visualize Your Victory is an elite costume event where you will arrive and act the entire night as if you have already accomplished your 5-year goals. (Yes, completely immersing yourself in your future badassity.) On a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the city, you'll walk the red carpet and smile for the paparazzi, dine on hors d'oeuvres, sip to your heart's content at our open wine bar and enjoy live painting + conversation with the city's most accomplished women. 

Whether you want to be a published author, MISS USA, Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, or the next FLOTUS -- tonight is your night to fully experience & manifest your future success!

Join us in limitless thinking and engaging your mindset to shift from the ordinary into embracing success and abundance. 

Your ticket includes:

** Celebrity-style red carpet entrance
** Keynote Speaker & Influencer Fireside Chats
** Hors d’oeuvres
** Open Wine Bar
** Live Painting by local artist CVLISMV

Come ready to own and speak your future success into existence!

Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

The Deets

Date: September 23rd, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 9:30PM
Location: The George Clubhouse + Rooftop
11141 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(Yes, it's metro accessible. Yes, there's parking - and it's free.)
For Sponsorship & Vending Opportunities, click here.

The Venue & Your Miraculous View

Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

Your 5-Star Experience


The Agenda

6:30PM - 7PM
Red Carpet Entrance & Networking

7PM - 7:30PM
Welcome + Icebreaker

7:30PM - 8PM
Fireside Chats: Session I

8PM - 8:30PM
Fireside Chats: Session II

8:30PM - 9PM
Keynote Speaker

9PM - 9:30PM
Closing & Networking


Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

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Meet The Keynote Speaker

Tressa Azarel

Tressa "Azarel" Smallwood

Tressa "Azarel" Smallwood is an author, movie producer, award-winning  Publisher of Life Changing Books INC, and owner of, an organization that inspires women through business and networking mentorship. 

In 2003 Tressa resigned from her teaching tenure to fulfill her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Two months after writing her first novel, A Life to Remember, she raked in over $40K in sales. Since then turned her knowledge into a multi-million dollar empire. With over one hundred sixty titles published in print to date and even more digitally, Life Changing Books, more lovingly known as (LCB) was awarded Independent Publisher of the Year in 2011. Her entrepreneurial work both as an author, teacher to entrepreneurs and movie producer have been featured in Black Enterprise, Hip Hop Weekly, EURWeb, The Source, Rolling Out and more.  

Since expanding into the film industry with Life Changing Films, Smallwood has secured a distribution deal with BET for the showing of her movie SECRETS on SEPT 16th-2017  which won Featured Narrative Film at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in 2016. She recently produced her second film ALL IN staring LIL MAMA, ROB RILEY, ELISE NEALE and RAPPER-JIM JONES. 
When she is not teaching others how to write and publish or reviewing scripts for her promising film catalog Tressa is mentoring girls ages 10-17 on becoming self-starters and leaders through her program, Be The Boss Entrepreneurial Program. She resides in the DMV area with her family. 

Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

Social Icebreaker | See It, Speak It, Believe It

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Krystal Glass

Krystal Glass (yes, that’s her real name), is known as “the gem of real-life conversations” for her ability to bring people together to discuss real-life issues.

Krystal Glass is the Conversation Host & Founder of Real-Life Conversations- a social club for individuals to connect and share their perspectives on real-life topics.

Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

The Influencers & Fireside Chats


Uju Obianwu
Creator of The Life Of An Uj & Twenty Queens Power Brunch

Fireside Chat | Dear Girlboss: A Love Letter to the Woman You're Becoming

Shala Graham

Shala Graham
Owner of Creative Colony Spaces & Shala Graham Photography

Fireside Chat | Zero to 60: Launching Your Business Right

Dont Die Afraid

Ashley Freeman, MPH
Resilient Founder of Don't Die Afraid

Fireside Chat | Rewriting Your Trials Into Triumphs

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T. Espinoza
Creator of The Style Medic

Fireside Chat | Flatlined to Fabulous: How things changed when I decided to just be me


Alyssa Cochrane-Grannum
Founder of Tutor Me This

Fireside Chat | Following your Path: Listening to Silence

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Jazmin, Akila & Melanie
Creators of Social Noire Events

Fireside Chat | The power in your network: When women stick together


Terri Tolliver
Executive Producer, Fox 5

Fireside Chat | Using Your Opportunity To become A Trailblazer When You Are “The Only”

Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

Your Elegant Entertainment for the Evening


Live Poetry by NayomiTheIndigo

Live Painting by CVLISMV

Eventbrite - Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

Who Will You Be In Five Years?


If you're ready to completely change your mindset and become your future self, register below. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring Visualize Your Victory? Contact us here. 

Earlier Event: July 16
Mid-Year Check In Brunch
Later Event: June 24
2018 Mid-Year Check In Brunch